The Hollywood Academy received and accepted the “immediate resignation” of actor Will Smith after the controversial slap in the face of comedian Chris Rock, informed this Friday the president of the institution, david rubinin a manifesto collected by Eph just an hour after the actor’s statement.
“We will continue to advance our disciplinary proceedings against Mr. Smith for violating the Academy’s codes of conduct for the Board of Trustees scheduled for April 18,” Rubin concluded in his response.
And it is that it will be that day when the organization of the Oscars will agree on a definitive resolution concerning the controversial blow that Smith gave to Rock, after a joke on the alopecia of the wife of the actor, Jada Pinkett-Smith, during the 94th edition of the Oscars held last Sunday. At the ceremony, Smith won Best Actor for his portrayal of Richard Williams in King Richard.
But the scandal went around the world. No one spoke about the glamor of the ceremony, the merits of the statuette, or his work as a father and coach of the sisters. Venus and Serena Williams. Opinions, judgments, and memes revolved around his assault, and possible action the Academy might take against him.
The emotion of Will Smith winning the Oscar for best actor for King Richard
Speculation began to dissipate on Wednesday, when the entity that organizes cinema’s most important ceremony urged Smith to make a written statement about his conduct. They gave him 15 days send this statement before the institution “takes any disciplinary action” on April 18, which could be “suspension, expulsion or any other sanction provided for by the statutes”.
But the actor did not let the time pass and this Friday was released through a press release. “I hereby resign my membership in the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and I will accept any other consequences that the Board deems appropriate“wrote the actor in a text collected by Variety.
“My actions at the 94th Academy Awards were shocking, painful and inexcusable. The list of those I hurt is long and includes Chris, his family, many of my dear friends and loved ones, everyone in attendance and the global audience back home.added the Men in Black protagonist.
FILE PHOTO: Will Smith and Jada Pinkett Smith pose on the red carpet ahead of the scandal. REUTERS/Mike Blake/File Photo
Toward the end of Sunday’s ceremony, attendees at the Dolby Theater and millions of viewers around the world watched Smith came on stage and slapped Rock in the face after the comedian made a joke about Jada Pinkett Smith’s heavily severed head. Wife suffers from alopecia, a condition that causes hair loss.
Smith returned to his seat and shouted obscenities at rockwho has been widely praised for keeping a cool head and for have resumed their journey. Half an hour after the surprising attack, Smith received the Oscar for Best Actor and addressed the issue before the eyes of the world: “I want to apologize to the Academy, to all the nominees in my category. It’s a beautiful moment, I’m not crying to win a prize, it’s about giving light to people, to the whole team of king richard and the entire Williams family.
Finally, he expresses: “Art imitates life. I look like the mad daddy as we used to call him Richard, but love makes you do crazy things. I want to be able to take care of my mom, my family and my wife, thank you for this moment, I hope the Academy will invite me again”. Five days later, the picture is very different.